Write a Review

Found Us Helpful? Please Write a Review.

Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 52 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 31 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2 star rating (2 stars | 50 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 70 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 233 Reviews)
Verizon Towers
Sprint Towers
AT&T Towers
T-Mobile Towers

All Towers


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Veree and Rhawn, Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

Worked fine until Nov. of 05 and then I would get a continuosly fluctuating signal and almost any call over 5 min. would be dropped. Sometimes I get bars, but it won't let me make a call. T-Mobile gave me an excuse about aligning towers to fix it, but nothing has changed in months.

Was this review helpful to you?


4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | All, Philadelphia, PA 19126 |

For the most part I've had VZW for about 7yrs and its been great. However there phones suck compared to other companies. Sprint / Nextel has the flyest phones but the worst service.

Was this review helpful to you?


4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Broad St. | Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19120 |

Only one dead spot on Germantown Av. in Mt. Airy. Great phone. Too bad they don't offer this one anymore.

Was this review helpful to you?


4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 29th and Poplar | 34th and Girard, Philadelphia, PA 19130 |

The reception has been great all over Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Outside of an occasional dropped call I can't report any cellular war stories. I've been in basements, elevators, on highways, and in the countryside and have always been able to make some sort of connection. I must say I also love the Kyocera brand. The handsets features are very easy to navigate. And Verizon seems to be the only company in Philly carrying them Verizon is more expensive and I'm experimenting by switching to T-Mobile using a Samsung x475? phone---I'm holding my breath hoping the experiment doesn't tank... and have a sinking sensation that I will be back to Verizon within the 20 return window

Was this review helpful to you?


5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 34th and Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

Cingular has great coverage here with signal even indoors in elevators. I used to have T-Mobile but due to poor cell coverage in this area, I switched.

Was this review helpful to you?


2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

Coverage is fine in about 1 / 2 of the hospital; the ground floor of most buildings and the Rhoades building have poor-no coverage. Total deadspot in the ground floor hallway between Rhoades and Silverstein. Best reception in the upper floors of Founders and Silverstein.

Was this review helpful to you?

Cellular One

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kelly Dr. | Midvale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129 |

Reception is pathetic on the cheap plan I have. If I get service at all, I usually lose the connection after a few minutes. This is true all over the City. By contrast, my Cingular service on my blackberry is usually fairly reliable. I can not wait to get out of my cellular plan.

Was this review helpful to you?


3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Pennock St., Philadelphia, PA 19130 |

T-mobile reception was ok at home, but I used to have dropped called constantly (usually at the 17 minute mark in a phone call).

Was this review helpful to you?


4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Pennock St., Philadelphia, PA 19130 |

Just switched from T-Mobile to Cingular for non-reception reasons. so far the coverage has been great. I used to have AT&T Wireless 2 years ago, and they were horrible, in this area, but the quality has steadily improved, and I almost always get max or max - 1 strength

Was this review helpful to you?


0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Gay St. | Silverwood, Philadelphia, PA 19127 |

I used to get excellent service in my home, even in the old stone basement. But just within the past two weeks I can't get any service except analog until I drive to the top of the hill! service constantly goes in and out. There is no reason for this... ridiculous.

Was this review helpful to you?

Not enough? Search the Neighborhood!

Enter your zip code and we'll pull up reviews in surrounding areas. We know you don't just sit at home.

Found Us Useful? Help Us Out -- Write a Review!

This site wouldn't be possible without contributions from people like you. If you found us helpful, please take a moment and leave a review to help others. Thank you!

All fields in bold must be completed.


Cellular One
US Cellular

Zip Code:

Where is the location of your review?

Location or Major Street:

Enter location of review. (ie: Landmark, building, major roads, etc.)

Major Street 2:

For intersections. Enter major cross streets in Street 1 and Street 2.


How would you rate your reception?
Rating: 5 of 5 - Perfect
Rating: 4 of 5 - Good
Rating: 3 of 5 - Average
Rating: 2 of 5 - Below Average
Rating: 1 of 5 - Poor
Rating: 0 of 5 - No Reception


Must contain at least 20 words.

Phone Model:

What phone model did you use to test reception?